Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
164 Reviews
3.3
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Pros
  • At Bombardier you can really have work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits, very polite environment, proud to be Canadian (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance with 14 hr days as a daily occurance (in 4 reviews)

  • lack of technical methodologies and basic resources for doing decent engineering work (in 3 reviews)

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    Project manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Learn from senior workers about manufacturing process.

    Cons

    - Poor Management
    - No Guidance
    - Company is not stable on Management Style
    - Company created many layers of management (Supervisor, Manager, leader, Directors) 5 years ago and could maintain the working flow..so started to cut the workforce..now they are creating another job useless job classification (Andon, continuous improvement, project managers, change agents) without any structure and job specification.
    - Hr and Talent requiters are just for laying off, and firing people. there is no structure for improving the career, If you got a job in a company and can not find anywhere else , you stuck! so think twice before signing of the job offer.
    - they love charts, KPI, if you are going for interview just try to talk about Achieving Excellence system , fake it...when you get a job, it is Ok not to use any of those.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, lossy organization and stinky cultrue

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    Former Employee - Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Legendary business, and visionary Canadian family business, compensation is still on the high end of scale if you are an engineer.

    Cons

    Mediocre management and yes boss culture promotes no integrity.
    Minimum training and growth. Top management has been blind by sysmetic mediocrity. Too many hierarchy levels filtered out info required for good business judgement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where is your integrity and caring for people, once was the best of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company without a soul

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great aircrafts, very well designed and build

    Cons

    I gave my heart and soul to this company for 15 years, working 60 hours a week taking lots of responsibilities to ensure the company's well being. Was off sick for a few months and when I came back they showed me the door saying I wasn't a good employe, even though I had a perfet record, and my early evaluation where always above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    J-A Bombardier would be ashamed of what his company has become. End of quarter thinking and considering employees as a necessary evil will never make you a world class company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Backstabbing and backward culture

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    Current Employee - Aerodynamics Engineer Gr 60 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Aerodynamics Engineer Gr 60 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aviation is interesting and working on big birds is appealing.
    One would expect a professional environment yet this is beyond Bombardier Amsterdam

    Cons

    Amateurs run HR, no processen, no systems, people are fired continuously and the management does not provide a safe and positive environment. Very high sick ratio.
    Backstabbing colleges seems to be daily activity.
     I am NOT proud of working here. Unfortunately the jobmarket for engineers in Amsterdam is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merge the facility with LBAS, they know now to run a succesful service center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable inefficient

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Professional (Engineer III) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best salary for how low expertise is required. Good benefits. Good relationship with colleagues if you speak french. If you know how to play the ball you can climb the ladder of success very fast, especially in management.
    Competent production environment which is building safe and reliable.
    Very good looking in the CV.

    Cons

    Very inneficient core engineering: Huge tolerance to psychological harassment. The expertise and knowledge is raising enormous opposition and marginalization. R&D is a joke which lacks vision and courage.
    The corruption at low and medium level of management is usual. On product development the technical reasoning is the last to be taken in consideration. Very old and conservative technology. Spending huge amount of monney( company and government) on fake or useless development projects. The high management is completelly disrupted from reality and is blindfolded by colorful, otimistic and false reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support and recognise the technical expertise no matter the color of the skin. The aircraft is flying with science and not with bill 101. Layoff the army of incompetent coordinators which are explaining the evidence in never ending meetings. Stop harassment, reorganise completely the HR department. Reward innovation , start from scratch a new R&D based on competency. Surround yourself with competent peoples even they might be more knowledgeable than you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You'll be amazed at the amount of chaos at this company!!

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a name that looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    The company does not know where its wants to be in the next 10-15 years.
    Product development is just a joke.
    Most of the work packages are out-sourced to suppliers. All one ends up doing is just integration (a.k.a baby-sitting the supplier)
    Management ALWAYS want to show the supplier in poor light, so that they can look good to their higher-ups. This generates unnecessary friction and lack of trust b/w the OEM and the supplier. As a result the supplier does not care about the quality of the end-product.
    For that matter there is in-fighting b/w product development groups across various locations.
    Basic communication b/w structure and systems groups is absent.
    Analysis methods and process are vintage 1950's! Core engineering group that is in-charge of bringing in new and improved methods of analysis has taken a hike!
    Company runs on deadlines that in most cases are un-realistic.
    Propriety methods from supplier's are most sought off as in-house talent is zero!
    No solid or strong focus on R&D.
    If you're not french and work in product development at Montreal, the chances of you getting side-lined are huge.
    Managers are biased and not fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize that you're in the business of making jets. If you want a piece of the action and want to compete with the likes of Boeing and Airbus, you need to clean up your act NOW!!!
    Invest in R&D
    Promote technical managers and not man managers.
    Put faith in people who can achieve and lead by example rather than those who just prepare colorful presentations, and can talk, talk and just talk.
    And finally for god sake remove the french bias. Its hard to imagine a company which has only french speaking people at higher positions when you're flag-ship products (including the C-series) carry the Canadian flag!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Each location is different.

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were great to be around. Management was the opposite. And HR is the WORST! Traveled to work at other locations. Each is essentially their own "business" and run differently.

    Cons

    Working Hours were horrible. Best working hours were determined by seniority. There seniority = 8+ years. Constant threat of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your lower level employees and fight FOR them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Negative work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Allows to work on wonderful product. Employees are proud of the product. If you have a bully character, you can get promotion.

    Cons

    Absence of recognition. Only way to be recognized as a good supervisor/manager is to bully others and show you can be the tough guy. Horrible work environment because everybody complaints about someone on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your people to find solution to problems and be supportive (and allow proper ressources) instead of promoting the blame game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Airline Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Airline Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Airline Analyst

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good customer interaction. If you can foster a relationship with the customer in spite of the company then this is the best part of the job

    Cons

    Probably the worst company I have worked with / for. Terrible IT system, low ethical code and bad pay and benefits. Luckily I will be leaving soon. On call virtually 24 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated like crap if you are lower than Manager level

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bombardier Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    People I work with are very good and supportive

    Cons

    Montreal HQ and the drones that work there. They do not respect anyone who is does not work there and have little regard for you if you do not have Manager in your title. Very very little opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at this Company that you are DESTROYING...it is the people on the ground floor who are supporting your grandeous titles and your flamboyant lifestyles...you are taking salaries that you do not deserve and pushing out substandard products. You are a disgrace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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